Friday, December 29, 2006

TSA's Losing Battle

I was browsing Amazon and came across this list: So you'd like to... Go armed without going to jail (don't ask me what I was shopping for).

The list contains various items you can buy off of Amazon and use as weapons, including a book that describes how to use ordinary stuff as weapons.

A list like this really exposes the flaw behind the TSA hurry-up-and-ban-it strategy. The fact is, you can't make people safe by simply taking away things people have previously used as weapons. Why? Because there's an endless supply.

I have no idea what the solution is to airplane security - I just know that attempting to ban anything that can be used as a weapon is simply not possible.

Surprisingly, while the list contains such make shift weapons as a hair brush and carabiner, it leaves off the really deadly ones like lipstick, bottles of water and worst of all, pie.

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